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candidates after their first debate last night. >> president obama has stomp scheduled in wisconsin. paul ryan and mitt romney are headed to fishersville, virginia west of charlottesville. kristin fisher is in the satellite center with more excerpts from the opening day. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this was an excellent debate in the sense there really was no fluff, no personal attacks. the candidates really focused on the real important issues. the economy. now, one of the most confusing things though, any time you're talking about the economy, tax cuts, deficits, it can get confusing. one of the most confusing but important exchanges during the debate was a lengthy clash between the two candidates over their competing tax proposals. listen to this. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. and he is saying that he's going to pay for it by closing loopholes and deductions. the problem is he's been asked over a hundred times how you would close those dee d
obama and mitt romney square off in the first of three presidential debates tonight. >> tonight's format will consist of six segments. governor romney and the president spent most of their tuesdays in debate prep. vice president biden said something that got a quick agreement from his opponent. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> the obama campaign responded by saying congressman ryan took the vice president's comments out of context. 50 million people are expected to watch tonight's debate. >>> tonight the presidential debate between president obama and governor romney as we said will focus on domestic issues. we asked on facebook which topics do you hope the candidates will address. mickey writes how they propose changing social security. emily moon says the economy and job creation. and mark asks why we're paying almost $4 a gallon for gas. we here at 9news now in partnership with our sister paper "u.s.a. today" will be keeping track to see if the
by president obama which allows many young illegal immigrants to apply for temporary work permits. this is part of the dream act which romney has opposed in the past. >> pledging, quote, if i were elected and the congress should have passed the dream act, would i veto it? the answer is yes. >> instead of playing politics with these children, i will pursue permanent immigration reform. >> colorado is considered a battleground state and it also has a large hispanic population. the new stance could put immigration front and center alongside the economy in tomorrow night's first presidential debate. >>> on happy news, a big win in a different campaign 2012 as the game with the phillies headed into the bottom of the 9th last night and they were on the losing end, nats players and fans learned the braves had lost making washington the national league east champions. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is at nats park with more on reaction. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. i tell you what, this place was absolutely electric after fans learned that the nats indeed had clinched th
is the 5:36. jessica mike back to you. >>> thank you beverly. today president obama is returning to northern virginia. he's going to stop in fairfax later this morning at george mason university. >> indeed he is and mitt romney and paul ryan were in west central virginia last night before a crowd of 10,000 in fishersville. romney drummed home his theme about the economy. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why it is the next four years are going to possibly be better than the last four years. >> whoever it was that was on stage last night, doesn't want to be held accountable for what the real mitt romney's been saying for the last year. >> now the president told supporters in wisconsin he didn't recognize the candidate he was debating wednesday night because so many positions have changed. there could be another momentum shift in a couple of hours when the september jobs report is released. >>> this next story might gross you out a little bit and maybe push the bowl of cheerios away. students in some university of maryland dorm halls are dealing with an infes
as well. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:30. >>> president obama and governor mitt romney continue going full speed on the campaign trail. election day is now just four weeks away. last night the president had a late night fund-raiser in california. later today he'll be at ohio state university in columbus, ohio. governor romney will be making stops in iowa and ohio. a victory in ohio is expected to make or break a victory in the presidential race. >>> a pivotal race in virginia could determine partisan control of the u.s. senate and the men who want to be the next junior senator from virginia met for debate. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine spent the evening taking shots at each other's past performance as governor. when it came to washington, they agreed on one thing. that they can fix what's wrong with congress. >> frankly, we have a ball and change and that's congress. congress is holding us back. what we need to do is change congress, especially in two ways. we need people who are more fiscally responsible and we need more people who know frankly the basics about
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